Mark Feeney

Mark Feeney

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Biography:
Boston Globe film critic.
Publications:
Boston Globe
Total Reviews:
192

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
88% The Drop (2014) " Not that it needed demonstrating, but Hardy once again shows what quiet force and phenomenal range he has. He's like a young Liam Neeson with Michael Fassbender chops." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 12, 2014
1/4 86% Borgman (2014) " What Marina sees in Borgman is one of the countless implausibilities that make the film more annoying than disturbing." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2.5/4 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " Most DisneyToons releases are direct-to-video. That lowly status shows here in the pokey storytelling, dreadful score, and generally tired comedy." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2.5/4 100% The Great Flood (2014) " Having taken the flood out of time, Morrison plants it firmly in space - or as firm as any dreamscape can be. He's made a sort of travelog, and it's destination is inundation." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2.5/4 64% For No Good Reason (2014) " There's no more exciting effect in the documentary than the look of pure pleasure on Depp's face as he stands by Steadman's drawing table, peeking over his shoulder as he attacks a sheet of paper." — Boston Globe
Posted May 8, 2014
2.5/4 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " This is an amazing tale, and Maloof has labored mightily to flesh it out. He's almost as odd as Maier was." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3.5/4 84% The Unknown Known (2014) " The only self-examination he ever subjects himself to would appear to involve a shaving mirror and lather." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 86% The Lady from Shanghai (1948) " The climax, a shootout in a funhouse hall of mirrors, is one of the bravura sequences in all film, a triumph of hey-look-at-me form over just-the-facts content." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2.5/4 55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " "Jack Ryan" is slick, loud, assured, overplotted (way overplotted), fairly diverting, and pretty much empty." — Boston Globe
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3.5/4 98% Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (2004) " As spun-sugar holiday treats go, "Umbrellas" is hard to resist." — Boston Globe
Posted Dec 27, 2013
3.5/4 92% Le Joli Mai (1963) " What helps make Marker and Lhomme's documentary all the more remarkable is its occurring at a moment in history whose specialness only became evident later." — Boston Globe
Posted Dec 5, 2013
2.5/4 50% Design Is One: The Vignellis (2013) " You may not recognize the Vignelli name, but you certainly recognize their designs." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/4 92% The Trials Of Muhammad Ali (2013) " The archival footage in Bill Siegel's documentary "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" is wondrous. How could it not be, featuring the gentleman in the title." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/4 63% Linsanity (2013) " A little game footage can go a long way; and a lot of game footage, no matter how good, goes a very long way." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) " [An] alternately maddening and magnificent documentary." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 84% Good Ol' Freda (2013) " Brian Epstein needed someone to run the nascent Official Beatles Fan Club. Freda, just 17, got the job." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 26, 2013
1.5/4 52% When Comedy Went to School (2013) " It answers that age-old question: What happens when a can't-miss subject gets missed?" — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 19, 2013
2/4 70% Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013) " The subtitle declares rather than alludes. It is what it is, as Bill Belichick (that gridiron Ben Bernanke) would say, bluntly informing what the movie is about." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 19, 2013
3/4 89% Viola (2013) " A Buenos Aires production of "Twelfth Night" is point of departure for a buoyant examination of love's labor's lost offstage." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 12, 2013
3.5/4 100% Portrait of Jason (1967) " Like any star turn, Holliday's performance rings utterly true. It's that indefinable but unmistakable reality-beyond-reality called art." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 11, 2013
2.5/4 80% Europa Report (2013) " What isn't straightforward about the plot is either hackneyed, implausible, or both." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 8, 2013
2.5/4 26% Planes (2013) " Seems ... like a lesser version of what may be Pixar's two weakest efforts, the "Cars" movies." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3/4 94% Museum Hours (2013) " One of the world's great art museums, the Kunsthistoriches is the true star of the movie "Museum Hours."" — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 18, 2013
3/4 96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013) " Failure was at the heart of Plimpton's appeal - and of the documentary "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself."" — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 20, 2013
89% The Iran Job (2013) " A lively, engaging documentary directed by the German filmmaker Till Schauder ..." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 19, 2013
3.5/4 —— Sign Painters (2014) " A movie with a title like that - about a subject like that - must be pretty drab, right? Not hardly." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 19, 2013
2/4 85% Dirty Wars (2013) " Scahill's so busy Being A Reporter - capital letters are definitely called for - it gets in the way of what he's reporting on." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 13, 2013
2.5/4 64% Pandora's Promise (2013) " Robert Stone's documentary contends that the only feasible answer is nuclear power." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 13, 2013
2/4 50% Now You See Me (2013) " Big, noisy, slick, and empty." — Boston Globe
Posted May 30, 2013
2/4 —— Cleopatra 50th Anniversary (2013) " It's never a good sign when a movie is most famous for what happened off screen, and "Cleopatra" may be the all-time champ of off-screen famousness." — Boston Globe
Posted May 24, 2013
2/4 89% Girl Rising (2013) " The price of good intentions is that it looks and feels like an extended public-service announcement for goodness." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 18, 2013
2.5/4 54% Oblivion (2013) " Sometimes Oblivion can be pretty oblivious." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 18, 2013
3/4 89% Koch (2013) " What he really was was one of a kind. Whether intentionally or not, "Koch" shows that that's not necessarily a bad thing." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 11, 2013
2.5/4 63% High Tech, Low Life (2013) " "High Tech, Low Life" (not a good title) has a nice easy rhythm. It feels neither hurried nor emphatic." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 4, 2013
2.5/4 92% Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (2013) " People who weren't around during the '60s-'70s cusp can hardly appreciate just how weird that time was. "Free Angela" brings that weirdness back." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 4, 2013
1.5/4 65% Starbuck (2013) " Bertrand does his jelly-belly best to keep "Starbuck" a comedy. But even the broadest shtick can't prevent a movie that features a Busby Berkeley-style group hug from becoming a male weepie." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 28, 2013
3/4 27% Upside Down (2013) " "Upside Down" gives you four movies for the price of one." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 14, 2013
2/4 31% Emperor (2013) " It's a rich and significant subject for scholars, but not exactly filmic." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 7, 2013
3/4 92% Little Fugitive (The Coney Island Kid ) (1953) " That the filmmakers were able to make "Little Fugitive" at all is kind of miraculous, but the miraculousness has its limits." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 5, 2013
1.5/4 90% A Place at the Table (2013) " A tighter focus, or even just a voiceover narration, might have helped." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 28, 2013
1.5/4 85% How To Re-establish A Vodka Empire " Too many of the scenes here - a busted elevator, walking an elderly dog - seem included because Edelstyn didn't have any sense of structure or, worse, what exactly he was after." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 27, 2013
3/4 87% Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2013) " The film has a relaxed, matter-of-fact feel." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 14, 2013
2/4 81% Hitler's Children (2012) " The moral weight of "Hitler's Children" is unmistakable. So is that weight's inertness." — Boston Globe
Posted Jan 3, 2013
1.5/4 80% Orchestra Of Exiles (2012) " Writer-director Josh Aronson's flaccid "Orchestra of Exiles" squanders the material's promise." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 22, 2012
3/4 96% Brooklyn Castle (2012) " Katie Dellamaggiore's lively and affecting documentary introduces us to a cast of characters that's very winning (in both senses of the word)." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 15, 2012
1.5/4 —— Love And Other Anxieties " "Love and Other Anxieties" is amiable and earnest and has the courage not to force answers to unanswerable questions. It's also tentative and pallid and seems a bit afraid of those questions." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 1, 2012
2.5/4 47% The Details (2012) " The movie is many things, but a mess isn't one of them. Estes knows exactly what he wants. Whether it's worth wanting is another matter." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 1, 2012
3/4 88% The Other Dream Team (2012) " Clearly, there's a story here. The documentary "The Other Dream Team" tells it in a smart, lively, if somewhat hectic fashion." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 11, 2012
1.5/4 28% Backwards (2012) " The neatness of the plotting becomes almost comical after a while. Construction is one thing; contrivance is another." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 27, 2012
1/4 66% Solomon Kane (2012) " Who knew there were skinhead and zombie equivalents in late-Elizabethan England?" — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 27, 2012
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